4 Played Out Streetwear Trends That Won’t Die
There’s very little in streetwear that stays consistent too long. The hype train visits a different station every few months and doesn’t bring a lot with it. Some trends live and die quickly but for better or worse, there are those that stick around. Here are our picks for streetwear trends that are sticking around, like it or not.
The Olive Bomber
There’s an obvious reason why bombers aren’t going anywhere. They’re the first thing anyone cops when they get into fashion but they look good. They started out as an inoffensive piece to add to a fit and keep clean but olive bombers are now the uniform of ‘I follow a couple of streetwear instagrams’.
You can see why they’ve stuck around and they’re not likely to go anywhere for the same reason.
Bleaching clothes died in the Sixties but it’s come back in Streetwear. You might think that if it died once it’ll die again but that’s only half true. Streetwear is probably the only clothing movement where about 90% of the people who wear it want to make it. Look at the amount of streetwear start ups and you’ll see that.
You’re not likely to become a designer but fuck with whatever you buy as much as you want. Bleaching something is a quick way to interact with the process of how your clothing look. Sweatshirts seem to be a favourite to bleach but why you would try it on something that cost so much, who knows. Start off with socks or something, at least you can hide your first fuck ups.
Overcoats With Athletic Fits
This is one of those looks that was immediately sick so everyone tried to copy it. Joggers and kick with a Camel Coat is level 10 Roadman attire so the aspirant popularity isn’t a surprise. We’re not all Idris Elba so there aren’t many people it’ll look that good on. As played out as it is and as Idris Elba as we aren’t the look is decent even if it gets a lot of eyerolls from Streetwear OGs.
It’s hard to make the case that western streetwear is outdoing the Asian market at all. Korea and Japan are at the core of what’s made streetwear in the east so interesting. Of all the streetwear trends to be poorly replicated in the west, Goth Ninja is probably the most popular.
All black, a lot of layering, hoods and scarfs. Some fits look dope but it’s a double edged sword with some parts verging on Mall Ninja territory.
For every person realizing you need a very particular physique to pull it off, there’s too more seeing it and giving it their best shot. Corey Feldman repping it on his Today Show appearance didn’t do much for the look but it’s hanging on.